25 years of service

first_imgGenevieve “Viva” Fisher and Clif Colby hold very different jobs at opposite ends of Harvard.Fisher is the registrar at the Peabody Museum of Archaeology and Ethnology, where she oversees acquisitions, loans, and documentation of the museum’s vast collection of artifacts. Sometimes, this Maryland native even serves as a liaison for those artifacts, escorting them to the airport, overseeing their proper handling and adherence to TSA regulations.Colby is a scientific instrument maker at the Harvard School of Engineering and Applied Sciences’ Rowland Institute at Harvard, located along the Charles River. He calls himself a machinist, can work with virtually any material, and labors in a basement workshop so equipped it would make your handyman blush.Yet Fisher and Colby are more alike than not in a key way. Both have worked at Harvard for 25 years.They are but two of dozens of Harvard staff and faculty being honored at the 56th annual 25-Year Recognition Ceremony. The event, which will be held on Oct. 13 in Sanders Theatre, will be hosted by President Drew Faust and will feature remarks from honorees as well as musical performances.But Fisher and Colby never had Harvard on their radar. Working here was all a matter of happenstance, circa 1985.Colby worked with machines his whole life, even dabbled in the family business of plumbing before teaching art and technical education for 20 years at Taunton High School. It suited him, he said, “working with young people.” While completing a master’s degree in vocational administration from Fitchburg State College, Colby learned that “a friend at the Rowland Institute was looking for an assistant.” And that was that. At Harvard, Colby furthered his work with young people — burgeoning scientists, he said, who needed equipment tailor-made to their liking.“My career all started with an overdue library book,” Fisher recalled.Then a newlywed, Fisher wrapped up fieldwork for a Ph.D. in anthropology at the University of Pennsylvania and moved to Cambridge to be with her husband. At the time, she had no job, and, while returning a late book to Tozzer Library, stumbled into an old Penn colleague who suggested she apply at the Peabody Museum.Fisher had traveled extensively across England performing fieldwork, but once hired at Harvard, she realized that museum administration “was a better field for me.” Fisher had left her doctorate dangling in the balance when she moved north, but completed it in 1999 while at Harvard, in what Fisher refers to as her “20-year project.”She counts assisting with the Lewis and Clark bicentennial exhibit as her midcareer highlight. “The Peabody was the largest institutional lender,” she said. “We loaned 50 objects. It was incredibly important nationally … as well as just being really cool.”“I love that I am still learning every day,” she said. “When I was informed about my 25-year service I was so blown away, because I feel really lucky.”Colby loved working alongside the Rowland’s scientists, especially those from its junior fellows program. “They’re all young, which fits with my teaching,” said Colby, who’d help them outfit a lab from scratch. “It’s been exciting because we’ve hosted so many people from around the world.”Colby worked his final day at Harvard last Thursday (Sept. 30). After a quarter century, Colby is officially retired.“I am going to miss it,” he said on his last day. “Although I’ve been weaning myself with a lesser schedule, I feel it now.”He plans to travel with his wife, Annie, to visit relatives in Arkansas and Nevada. An avid gardener, Colby is also rehabbing a barn behind his 165-year-old house.“I’ll still miss the people,” he said. “This is a great place, it really is.”last_img read more

Bundesliga gets restart date after govt nod

first_img They will be the first of the major five European Leagues to get back on the pitch after the coronavirus pandemic shut down sport in mid-March. The German Government today gave the all-clear to the medical protocol, meaning the season is free to restart ‘from the second half of May.’ A firm date has now been given for the fixtures and it’s Friday May 15, as confirmed by multiple German outlets including Bild and Kicker.Advertisement Read Also: Robben offered window to come out of retirement at 36 Clubs have been informed of the date and can begin to ramp up training in preparation. Serie A clubs hope to start training in groups from May 18, but the medical protocol won’t be discussed until tomorrow’s meeting. FacebookTwitterWhatsAppEmail分享 It’s not just the first division, but also the second that will be allowed to get back on track from May 15. Loading… center_img Promoted Content8 Superfoods For Growing Hair Back And Stimulating Its GrowthTarantino Wants To End His Career With This Movie?Who Earns More Than Ronaldo?Couples Who Celebrated Their Union In A Unique, Unforgettable Way7 Ways To Understand Your Girlfriend BetterWho’s The Best Car Manufacturer Of All Time?20 Facts That’ll Change Your Perception Of “The Big Bang Theory”The 10 Best Secondary Education Systems In The World8 Things To Expect If An Asteroid Hits Our PlanetBirds Enjoy Living In A Gallery Space Created For ThemThis Guy Photoshopped Himself Into Celeb Pics And It’s HystericalYou’ve Only Seen Such Colorful Hairdos In A Handful Of Anime The 2019-20 Bundesliga season will reportedly resume on Friday May 15, after the German Government approved the medical protocol.last_img read more

Kyle Busch has an opportunity at NASCAR history, but he’s looking way beyond milestone

first_img“Certainly, I have had a few of my friends and stuff send me some links of things they saw this week of some articles and things,” Busch said. “I read what [200 Cup-race winner] Richard [Petty] said the other day, which was cool. He talked about how if I was thrown back in their era with [David] Pearson and Petty, I could compete with those guys.“That’s very respectful and I appreciate that. I am honored he said that. I feel I’d like to think the same way that I could do it. It doesn’t matter. It’s a different time and place. Overall, excited to just continue on and keep winning.”Holly Cain writes for the NASCAR Wire Service. Or perhaps . . . he eclipses the milestone in one weekend by winning back-to-back races and becoming the first driver in NASCAR history to score 201 victories in the three combined series.Fans and historians are eager to see whether he sets the mark. Busch figures he’s more ready than anyone to see where his fortunes take him; then again, he stressed Friday, his desire to win races has little to do with historical numbers and everything to do with personal high expectations.MORE: Auto Club 400 odds, predictions, sleepers“It doesn’t change anything,” Busch said of being on the verge of win No. 200. “Just come out here and we’re entered in both races. We come out here and try to do the best we can to win. If we win on Saturday and that’s win (No.) 200, then so be it. It is what it is.”He added, “If it happens on Saturday, maybe a hat or something in Victory Lane. Other than that, we go onto the next one. There’s not going to be much celebration around it because it’s just going to be focused on the next race, which is going to be the next day.”Certainly Busch’s record at the two-mile Auto Club Speedway — located a little more than three hours from his home town, Las Vegas — should provide plenty of confidence and optimism.Busch has three Monster Energy Series wins at the track, including his very first series win in 2005. He has a record six Xfinity Series wins, too, including three consecutive from 2010-11. And he is a perfect 2 for 2 in the Gander Outdoors Truck Series at the track, even though the Truck Series isn’t racing this weekend. Busch’s 11 combined national series victories at Auto Club Speedway make him the winningest driver at the facility.His 199 wins are as varied as his work at the Fontana, Calif., track. He has 52 Monster Energy Series wins (11th-most all time) and his 94 Xfinity wins and 53 Truck Series victories are most ever in those respective series. He won both the Xfinity and Cup races last week at Phoenix. He swept the two series at Auto Club Speedway in 2013.His competitors do not doubt that Busch may score his 200th win this weekend, and it’s likely that Busch, with his youth and having established a multi-win pace for the past 15 years, will likely add many more victories — and probably more championships — to his trophy total.MORE: Highlights from Busch’s 199th win”I hate to see Kyle Busch win as much as anybody does,” 2017 Auto Club Speedway winner Kyle Larson said with a laugh.”It’s just amazing to see how good he is in all types of series and race cars and his win percentages are unbelievable even with all the restrictions that you have now with the amount of races you can run.”He still wins just as much, if not more. For him to be as good as he is at every race track is pretty spectacular. You can look at most drivers and pinpoint their best race tracks, and I don’t know if you can really do that with Kyle Busch.”Every race track is his best race track.”As reverent as Busch has been regarding his win total and where it places him historically in the sport, he is quick to remind that he just wants to win, period. The headlines, the record books and the buzz about the accomplishment are not what has motivated him, even though he conceded trackside Friday afternoon that it will be a special moment to claim No. 200. DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. — At this point, with NASCAR history properly teed up, Kyle Busch is simply ready to buckle up, fire up and, hopefully, raise up a 200th trophy.The 33-year old future Hall of Famer has won 199 times combined in NASCAR’s three national series — Monster Energy NASCAR Cup, Xfinity and Gander Outdoors Truck. The historic mark could come with a win in Saturday’s Production Alliance Group 300 Xfinity race at California’s Auto Club Speedway or Sunday’s Auto Club 400 (3:30 p.m. ET on Fox, MRN and SiriusXM NASCAR Radio).last_img read more